Robert & Claribel Rowan Sociology Fund

Departments: Sociology Categories: Sociology
Amount A variable number of awards up to $400. Total amount available is $400.
Availability Annually
Eligibility Criteria

Open to sociology majors and minors and family studies minors. To be considered, research papers and projects must be supported by a faculty nomination and must have emanated from a sociology course (including directed or independent studies). A student must also agree to have her/his paper nominated for the competition.

There are three Rowan Awards for research achievement (award amounts contingent upon annual funding availability):

1.) Rowan Award for Advanced Achievement in Sociology - small written projects completed by a student in a 100 or 200 level sociology class. For example, a two page paper analyzing a newspaper article from a sociological perspective. Up to two awards of $50 each, contingent on presentation at the Annual Sociology Awards.

2.) Rowan Award for Advanced Achievement in Sociology - large written projects in a 300 or 400 level sociology class. For example, a ten page research paper with an extensive literature review. Up to two awards of $100 each, contingent on presentation at the Annual Sociology Awards.

3.) Rowan Award for Best Sociological Group Project - presentation or community service by three or more students in a 300 or 400 level sociology class. For example, a team teaching activity by four students who lead the class discussion. Another example would be three students who cooperatively design and complete a sociology internship. Up to two awards of $100 each divided equally among the group of students, contingent on presentation at the Annual Sociology Awards.

Application Procedure Students are nominated by faculty members - there is no application for this award.
Selection Procedure A scholarship committee consisting of the chair and two faculty chosen by the department shall make the selection decision.
Selection Deadline As determined by the department of sociology.
Notification The recipient will receive official notification prior to June 1, from the chair of the Department of Sociology.